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Jul

2 Things To Know About Upgrading From An A to An AZ Licence

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Many people assume that once they have gotten their truck and trailer leasing, they can now drive anything they want. It would be quite simple if that were the case, but unfortunately, also quite dangerous. Many people start out with a class A licence and then graduate onto other classes. Each time you get a new licence, there are new educational and experience requirements that go along with them. If you are thinking about upgrading from an A to an AZ licence and would like to know what that entails, below are four things you should know before attempting to upgrade. Restricted Class A Licence The Restricted Class A licence (condition R) is specifically meant for drivers who are operating smaller truck-trailer combos. These include recreational, horse or utility trailers. If you have this licence you are also permitted to drive a car or a light truck covered by a…

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14
Jul

Getting a Truck Loan After Bankruptcy

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While no one wants to entertain the possibility of ever going bankrupt, the reality is that sometimes life can deal a crushing blow to the extent that you find yourself deep in debt and unable to pay back creditors. You can definitely rebuild your credit worthiness over time post-bankruptcy, but the difficult process of achieving a respectable credit rating or re-establishing creditworthiness, need not hinder your truck loan options. Bankruptcy is not a permanent hindrance to getting a loan Even if you’ve been forced to file for bankruptcy, you can qualify for truck loan credit at reasonable rates. While truck loan rates will generally be a little bit higher than they would be if your credit rating was strong, you’ll still qualify for affordable options that will allow you to get a vehicle and start your career towards a stronger future. At Truck Loan Center, a division of RB Leasing,…

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18
Jun

Worst Highways For Traffic In North America

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There is no doubt about it; some of America’s highways are dreadful to drive on, especially when you’re in the middle of a long haul. The high traffic hours make it more difficult to drive safely or to make it anywhere in time. Not to mention, the anxiety the highway already brings to some truckers only increases when traffic becomes a bother. In North America especially, there are some highways that are not even worth traveling on unless there isn’t an alternative route. The following are some of the busiest highways in the continent, as well as a few routes to get around them: New York: Cross Bronx Expressway Alternative Route: The Cross County Parkway runs north to south New York: Van Wyck Expressway Alternative Route: Yes, depending on where you are headed, however most alternative routes in this area are generally also pretty busy. Check a traffic app with…

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10
Jun

Surprising Statistics About Truckers

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Every time you get on the highway, you are bound to drive alongside a trucker at some point. Still to this day, semis are relied on heavily for the transportation of goods; when it comes to shipping products from one place to the next, the national interstate system is just as crucial as sea and air. Those of us who spend a majority of our months in a truck are generally unfazed by the average statistics surrounding lengths of time on the road, but there are several stats and facts about our industry that remain surprising. Here are a few intriguing facts about the trucking industry at large, some of which even seasoned drivers may find hard to believe: Facts You Probably Did Not Know About Trucking: In an industry that employs close to 9 million, one-third of these individuals are the long-haul truckers you see daily on the road.…

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25
May

Saving Money On The Road

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Life can get expensive when you’re on the road, and those costs can drastically cut into your profits and savings. With some planning in advance, you can save hundreds of dollars each time you hit the road for a job. Saving a Few Dollars at a Time Even though you might want to take a bite out of the cost of housing, the easier way to save is through your food budget. Fast food restaurants offer cheap meals, but they still add up given how much time you spend away from home. Many trucks come with refrigeration in the cabin, but even your vehicle doesn’t come with one, you can easily purchase an electric cooler that will help you preserve your food. While this option won’t be able to give you hot meals every day, you will end up eating better (think fresh fruits and vegetables and foods without preservatives).…

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18
May

Most Fuel Efficient Transport Trucks

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Fuel economy is based on aerodynamics, tires, gearing, and hybrid engines. Other factors that affect fuel economy which aren’t related to the design of the truck include travel distance, weight of load, driving conditions, and driving habits such as idling time and driving speed. Remember when comparing trucks, you should use an apples-to-apples comparison where you’re looking at ones within the same category to accurately see how much performance difference there is. Aerodynamics Is Key It turns out that drag created by inefficient aerodynamics creates a significant fuel cost. It has been estimated that fuel consumption from drag could be reduced by billions of gallons a year using changes in design. The higher the speed, the greater the drag produced up to the point where about 65% of the fuel used at highway speeds is wasted on drag. When the tractor is standing, air pressure is even all around the…

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